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Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance

Knitting in the City, Book 1.5
Written by: Penny Reid
Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There are three things you should know about Quinn Sullivan:

1) He is madly in love with Janie Morris

2) He's not above playing dirty to get what (or who) he wants

3) He doesn't know how to knit.

After just five months of dating Janie, Quinn - former Wendell and unapologetic autocrat - is ready to propose marriage. In fact he's more than ready. If it were up to Quinn, he would efficiently propose, marry, and beget Janie with child all in the same day - thereby avoiding the drama and angst that accompanies the four stages of prematrimony: engagement; meeting the parents; bachelor/bachelorette party; and overblown, superfluous wedding day traditions. But Janie, much to Quinn's dismay, tosses a wrench in his efficacious endeavors and challenges him to prove his devotion by going through the matrimonial motions, no matter how minute and mundane.

Will Quinn last until the wedding day? Or will he yield to his tyrant impulses?

Regardless, one thing is for certain: Quinn Sullivan will have to learn to expect the Spanish Inquisition (i.e., the unexpected) if he plans to have and keep Janie Morris as his wife.

You must listen to Neanderthal Seeks Human first before listening to this book.

This book is written in first person with alternating POVs (Janie Morris and Quinn Sullivan, but more Janie than Quinn).

©2014, 2015, 2016 Cipher-Naught (P)2016 Cipher-Naught

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  • Angela S.
  • 2017-04-11

A Wedding to End All Weddings

Where does Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best.

What did you like best about this story?

Janie and Quinn's humors relationship just keeps getting stronger.

What about Jennifer Grace and Sebastian York ’s performance did you like?

LOVED Jennifer Grace. She's so expressive with the perfect degree of kookiness that's perfect for Janie. Sebastian York is also well cast.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed my way through this book.

Any additional comments?

If I was forced to find one flaw, it might be that the book is a tad on the long side. However, every chapter adds a great deal to the story, and I was never bored. I wouldn’t change a thing. I’d like to make a toast to Penny Reid for gracing us with her creativity and fantastic sense of humor.

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 2016-11-30

SLOW START BUT A BEAUTIFUL HAPPY TEARS FINISH!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would....this is a cute series!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance?

The Wedding!!!

Which character – as performed by Jennifer Grace and Sebastian York – was your favorite?

Janie and Quinn of course!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed an cried both..I cried a lot the last 2 hours out of sheer happiness!!!

Any additional comments?

Super cute first 2 books...I may continue after the beginning of the year...and i am definitely going to listen to the Beard books too...Oh Janie is wonderfully brilliant and mentally exhausting too!! I am so happy for these 2!! This is the wedding book and it is well worth the listen....I recommend!!!!

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  • Kelly
  • 2018-07-09

Nope!

This is probably the worst book I've read/listened to. The main character is horribly annoying. She's dumb, and insecure and completely unreliable. Her fiance is borderline abusive. I hated this book and am completely turned off by this author.

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  • Heather McDade
  • 2017-07-02

Not as good as the first

Such a cliche, I know but it's true. It was a good wrap up of Quinn and Janie's story but it didn't have me laughing out loud like I was in the first during the knitting club fight scene. Still good though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2016-08-23

Love this!

Love love love Penny Reid, Sebastian York, and Jennifer Grace. Always listen to whatever they put out.

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  • Robyn
  • 2016-07-20

Love, love, love.

A well written, well preformed book. I bought this as soon as I finished the first one. Janie and her friends crack me up! Quin added great balance suavely sexy and funny too! Third installment coming up!

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  • CR Beckford
  • 2019-08-09

Smarter Romance Indeed!

Penny Reid invites you into the world of Janie and Quinn and doesn't let go. Elaborating brilliantly on the depths of friendship and family, I found myself enveloped within the story. I laughed out loud, sniffed so as not to cry and then laughed again.
I loved this book.
Narrated by Jennifer Grace and Sebastian York, they really captured the essence of the characters.
I do recommend this book, It is 1.5 in the Knitting series so read book 1 first.
Well done Penny Reid.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-22

LOL funny

Ms. Reid never disappoints me. She is brilliant, poignant and sometimes causes the reader (aka listener) moments of befuddlement. Such a good story. Thank you for the sequel. And man....I cannot wait to read about Kat and Dan!!!

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  • Talie
  • 2019-07-19

Better than the first!

Definitely enjoyed this one even more than the first! Chapter 22 had me gasping for air with laughter! And, I didn’t mind the addition of the male narrator :-)

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  • Kelly
  • 2019-07-05

love Janie and Quinn

I can't remember how long ago it was that I first read and loved Neanderthal Marries Human, but this was my first experience listening to the audio version, and it is even funnier in Audio.

Janie and Quinn are favourites of mine in this series, I adore everything about them. The narrators did a fantastic job - one thing I learned from listening to this is that I have been mispronouncing Nico's surname for years, every time I read it in one of the books I would wonder if I was pronouncing it correctly. AND it turns out I was way off.

If you have read and loved this, it is definitely worth the upgrade to get the audiobook.